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Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

What is VET?

Vocational education and training (VET) provides students with nationally recognised training in job related and technical skills in a large number of careers and industries. Students at Ryan Catholic College have the opportunity to complete qualifications at certificate I, II and III level while at school. In addition, the College provides students with opportunities to use other training organisations to complete qualifications in other industry areas outside of school. VET also includes school-based traineeships and apprenticeships.

Benefits of VET

  • VET provides students with nationally recognised qualifications
  • VET provides students with QCE points
  • VET graduates earn wages comparable to, if not exceeding, that of university graduates.
  • VET graduates have a higher employment rate than undergraduates. More than 78% of VET graduates are employed after training.
  • The VET sector currently provides training courses for 9 out of 10 occupations predicted to have the greatest growth of new jobs over the next five years.
  • Completion of a VET qualification has been shown to lower the likelihood of an individual becoming long-term unemployed.

 (Skilling Australia Foundation, 2017)

VET Qualifications

 Ryan Catholic College offers the following VET qualifications at school in regular timetabled lessons:

Provider Qualification code and title

Townsville Catholic Education Office

SIT20322 Certificate II in Hospitality
CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
CPC10120 Certificate I in Construction 
BSB30120 Certificate III in Business
CHC30221 Certificate III in School Based Education Support

Major Training Queensland Pty Ltd
(RTO: 6139)

UEE22020 Certificate II in Electrotechnology

Binnacle Training

SIS30321 Certificate III in Fitness
(SIS20115 Certificate II in Sport & Recreation embedded)

Bluedog Training 

MEM20413 Certificate II in Engineering Pathways

Connect ‘n’ Grow

HLT23215 Certificate II in Health Support Services
HLT33115 Certificate III in Health Services Assistance

Institute of Faith Education

10741NAT Certificate III in Christian Ministry and Theology
10742NAT Certificate IV in Christian Ministry and Theology

Aviation Australia

AVI30419 Certificate III in Aviation (Remote Pilot – Visual Line of Sight)

We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wulgurukaba people. We also acknowledge their neighbouring brothers and sisters on the land, the Bindal people. We pay our respects to elders past present and emerging. May we walk gently and peacefully on this land together.

Junior Campus (Prep - Year 4)

44 Golf Links Drive
Kirwan. QLD. 4817

P: 07 4755 9900
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Senior Campus (Years 5 - 12)

59 Canterbury Road,
Kirwan. QLD. 4817

P: 07 4773 0100
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